Saturday, February 12, 2011

All Wrapped Up

My daughter-in-law, Raquel, recently gave me skeins and skeins of cotton Crochet Thread from Portugal. This came in a BIG bundle of maybe 35-40 skeins. It had gotten very tangled but I was able to save about 30 skeins that needed to be wrapped in balls. My dear husband, Carlos, sat with his arms stretched out as I would wrap the the skeins into balls...I have none of the modern equipment that could have done this.

The thread has such a nice feel to it, soft not stiff. I don't knit or crochet very well at all, I know only a few stitches but did not want this to go to waist. I started making these little double crochet squares and added some red and thought Valentine's Day. I still have a lot to work with...need to learn more about crocheting.
Think they turned out kinda of cute, added a little candle to finish out the Valentines gift for my daughter, Alicia and my two daughter-in-laws, Erin and Raquel.

Happy Valentine's Day!!!
It's all wrapped up and ready to give.
Happy Quilting,
Pam O.


  1. Pam...this is the right time for you to learn crochet...with so much of cotton...your granny square looks lovely. check out ravelry for more inspiration

  2. Very cute Pam. You could make candle mats and mug rugs. And, they will wash up so nicely.

  3. Your crochet looks brilliant....I remember sitting with my mum holding out my hands whilst she wound wool into a ball!,

  4. Love your "stuff" Pam...when are you going to post the pics of your wonderful, beautiful Jelly Roll Race quilt top. It is gorgeous!



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